DOVID Y. PTASHKIN (DAWID J. PTASZKIN)
He was born in Grodno, Poland. Until WWII, he worked as a private Hebrew teacher in Warsaw. He published articles, puns, and humorous sketches in Haynt (Today) in Warsaw. He authored plays (published on tablets) and booklets of anecdotes and jokes, among them: Yudishe shpas-fragn mit entfers (Jewish jokes, questions and answers), a collection including a rich batch of materials for home and business (Warsaw, 1926), 26 pp.; Humoristisher verterbukh, an oyster fun humor (Dictionary of humor, a treasury of humor) (Warsaw, 1926), 26 pp.; Yudishe vitsen un anekdoten (Jewish jokes and anecdotes) (Warsaw, 1928), 64 pp. He was killed by the Nazis in the years that they occupied Poland.
Source: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index.
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